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1.
An excuse that one person in a relationship uses to dump another, often cover for other problems in the relationship that said person will not admit.
"It's not that I don't love you, I just can't handle the distance."
by /\/ May 05, 2006
 
2.
a term of polite rejection used by prospective employers, girlfriends and perhaps other people whose approval you seek. It generally means "I really don't give a crap, but objectively speaking, I suppose it's possible that someone else might."
"I can appreciate the fact that you have strong feelings for me..."

"I appreciate what you're trying to do with this story."
by /\/ July 03, 2005